Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Kristin Steuerle, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Greetings! I came to Kaiser Permanente in September 2007 after serving in the US Navy for 7 years. I received all my training in the Navy, where they count on you to be able to treat adults and children alike in remote locations, and am grateful for the outstanding education I received. I joined the Navy to serve my country and for the opportunity to travel and learn things that I could not have learned on the outside. In 2001-2002, I had the great honor of serving with the Marines in Okinawa, Japan; during that year I treated active duty Marines in Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Micronesia. In Micronesia I was the lead medical officer for the 5th annual Micronesian games -- a small-scale Olympics for the Micronesian Islands. It's hard to say what my favorite memory is -- appearing in the local paper treating an 18 year old patient who had never seen a doctor in his life; putting an IV in a woman who had had a seizure in the middle of a canoe race (and watching my corpsmen jump in and save her) with everyone watching on the beach; hearing how one of my corpsman had saved a wrestler's life when he got stung by a bee; or the mouse we found living in the quarters we were provided. I've got all sorts of other interesting stories, but back to pediatrics.

Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, I served as a pediatrician in South Carolina for 3 years and was also the department head there -- the military puts you in new and challenging but rewarding positions young. I think maybe I was meant to be a pediatrician, though I didn't always know this. After college, I taught 8th grade earth science and coached field hockey and basketball at a private school in Oklahoma City. The gentleman who helped me get the job told me my personality was perfectly suited for middle school, and I really did love the age. It was a wonderful year of fun -- and growth. My mentor at the school told me that I needed to go to medical school, and then my mentors in medical school told me I had the "sparkle" of a pediatrician. I haven't regretted my choice of specialties.

Within pediatrics, I started as a hybrid pediatrician, seeing patients in the clinic and the hospital, but two things prompted me to switch to full time hospital work in 2010: the birth of my own daughter in late 2009, and the new opportunity to teach medical students and residents during my hospital work. My new schedule allows me a fantastic balance of time with family and time doing what I love, building relationships with families and patients and teaching burgeoning doctors how to optimally care for children. I consider it a great privilege to help care for another person's child.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, friends and family.  I love to travel. I enjoy spending time outdoors and most things athletic, including triathlon.  I also love to read.

I look forward to serving you and your children.


Medical EducationUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine,
Charlottesville, VA
InternshipNaval Medical Center,
San Diego, CA
ResidencyNational Naval Medical Center,
Bethesda, MD
Board CertificationPediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesSanta Rosa Medical Center
License Type
State of Issue
Doctor of Medicine
04/30/2019 00:00:00

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1649259615
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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